Half of India’s total land area is arable land – no country in the world is so blessed and yet, a nation which can feed an entire continent has not ended hunger in its land. Ending hunger would entail doubling agricultural production in the next five years; this would not only return the country to its civilisational moorings, it will ensure that all economic growth and development instead of coming from the services sector and the will-o-the-wisp IT industry, will now be powered by the fundamentals of our economy. We must link the vast expanse of arable land to the numbers of our population. This way we begin to think like Hindus that our people constitute our core wealth. Population is an asset and not a handicap.
Islam and Christianity pose the biggest threat to the Hindu nation and yet, the nation’s polity, driven by the bogus political ideology called Nehruvian secularism is yet to find an effective answer to secessionist threats posed by the two Abrahamic religions. The Indian Constitution leans proactively on the side of religious minorities and actively discriminates against the native Hindu populace.
This mindless adherence to Gandhian pluralism and Nehruvian secularism as governing political ideology and instrument of foreign policy was best exemplified when our Minister for External Affairs came home from Pakistan with egg on his face, quite oblivious to the fact that egg on his face was egg on the face of the Hindu nation. The minister rubbed the egg off his face with aplomb but exonerating the Islamic State of Pakistan of any misconduct, with typical Hindu foolishness he blamed our own Home Secretary for the insult.
When Hindus cannot protect their street temples, when Hindus cannot liberate their temples from government control, when Hindus cannot turn around the situation in J&K by subduing the jihadis, when Hindus cannot stop Christian missionaries in their tracks, when Hindu India has no clue about dealing with Pakistan, China, America or Australia, when India piles up military hardware but lacks the political will to use it even in the face of gross provocation by our adversaries, becoming a regional power is centuries away; becoming a super power belongs to another yuga when Hindus will have regained their pride. Perhaps.
(The writer is the Editor, Vigil Online and author of the book Eclipse of the Hindu Nation, Gandhi and his Freedom Struggle.)